Every morning at 7:30, she cheerfully greets people as they approach the elevator in the lobby. Some reply with a half-awake hello while some ignore her completely. She helps me remember the importance of being nice to one another.
Years ago, when I visited my church for the first time, I walked out with the intention of not coming back. Then, I met Andy. Andy said hello to me and really seemed sincere about getting to know me. Were it not for his “I hope to see you here next week” I would likely belong to a different church today.
There are days when I am a people grumper rather than a people greeter. I remind myself of the song we used to sing at camp: they will know we are Christians by our love.
And perhaps, how we say hello.
“The word of God does not belong to him who hears or speaks it, but to him who puts it into practice.”
One of my favorite road signs: Hill Obstructs View.
I’m not sure if we really need that sign, and yet it provides a good reminder. On my walk of faith, there have been hills and mountains. At times, when facing a hill, I have stopped. Due to my anxiety, I allowed the hill to become more difficult than it really was.
God wants us to have faith and discernment when facing a challenge. A hill is simply a hill.
“Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”